Everyone loves to take a break and spend a romantic evening with their loved one in Venice or maybe go on an adventurous trip to the Glacier National park. But our lives and the planet at large have been affected by climate change at a devastating pace. Moreover, the effects of climate change on historic sites and tourist destinations are widespread. The effects of climate change are felt all over the world, from mountains to oceans.
And because of these devastating climate changes, many mesmerizing attractions will disappear soon, all because of serious climate changes. So it’s better if you visit these places before they completely lose their charm to climate changes like melting glaciers, rising global temperatures, destruction of flora and fauna, and man-made pollution.
In addition to enjoying your visit to these beautiful places, you can also help them fight the battle against climate change. Tourists and donors alike can support these destinations by visiting them and donating to organizations like Coalition for Rainforest Nations and Clean Air Task Force. These organizations with the fund and donations received take various preventive measures to save places that are fighting a battle against climate change.
7 Places That Might Disappear Due To Climate Change
In this article, we will tell you about the 10 places you should visit before they disappear due to climate change. All of these places offer you great food, pristine beauty, and lovely people.
The Great Barrier Reef in Australia is considered to be the best in the world especially by lovers of the ocean. You won’t find another underwater experience with such vibrant colors anywhere on earth. This enchanting reef is located on Australia’s northeastern coast and stretches for over 2,000 kilometers. But the Great Barrier Reef is fighting a battle against climate change.
As per a report by BBC News, if the global temperature rises to 1.5 C then we are likely to lose 90% of the corals worldwide. Also by a study conducted by scientists due to a bleaching accident in the Great Barrier Reef in 2016-2017, the growth of new corals on the Great Barrier Reef has plunged about 80%. And if you are considering this once-in-a-lifetime trip, don’t wait too long and take the trip as soon as possible.
A fascinating underwater ecosystem, white sand beaches, and turquoise water make the Maldives a must-place to visit. It’s a perfect place for all kinds of tourists and enjoys a tranquil vacation amidst the vast Indian Ocean. This beautiful tourist destination famous for its beautiful beaches and pristine beauty is made up of 1190 coral islands. And is located off the coast of India in the Indian Ocean.
With temperatures ranging from 81°F to 84°F, the Maldives is a great place to channel your inner beach bum. Its islands, however, are only a few feet above sea level – making it the lowest-lying country on earth. As per a report by NASA and US Geological Survey, with the current rate of climate change, 80% of Maldives will become non-habitual. So better plan your visit here soon and tan your body in the sun on these beautiful beaches.
There is no time like the present to book a trip to Venice if a romantic gondola ride through picturesque canals is on your bucket list. But don’t wait too long to visit this floating city enclosed between the two rivers Brenta and Sile. As per a study the “Floating City” is sinking by one to two millimeters each year as a result of elevated sea levels and natural tectonic processes.
Also, Venice’s historic canals have dried up, posing a big threat to the city’s main attraction, gondola rides. This condition is extremely detrimental to Venice’s tourism industry. Don’t let this spectacular travel destination completely disappear from your mind by not packing your bags and getting on a gondola as soon as you can.
It’s no wonder that Glacier National Park is such a favorite among nature lovers. With its natural beauty and pristine atmosphere, it attracted over 170,277 people in 2021. This record-breaking crowd is justified as this pristine park is rapidly losing its glaciers. The study conducted by The U.S. Geological Survey and Portland State University showed that more than 39 glaciers in Montana have lost 85% of their structure since 1966 due to climate change.
The same study shows that during the past two decades, the temperature of Glacier National Park has increased by 2 degrees Celsius. Today, fewer than 25 glaciers remain active in the park. Almost all of the glaciers in the park’s main basin are predicted to disappear by 2030. So pack your bags and have the most adventurous trip of your life before it’s too late.
Counted among the seven wonders of the world., China’s 2000-year-old Great Wall represents the pride of humanity; it’s the largest structure ever built by humans. However, with so many stones and bricks, most parts of the Great Wall are in poor condition now. And it was due to various climate changes and human activities that have caused damage to this great wonder, making it an endangered site.
A major portion of the wall built during the Ming Dynasty is gone due to erosion and human damage, such as tourists walking on the wall and locals plundering bricks for their own use. Graffiti artists turned the wall into a canvas to paint their work. The Great Wall is being restored in parts, but the protection of the landmark will be hindered without substantial funding and support from the people visiting this amazing place.
Located beneath the ground at the lowest point of the earth, the Dead Sea is one of the saltiest lakes on earth. And because of its high salinity, it becomes highly inhabitable for marine life to exist in the dead sea. Over time, the climate has changed in the region and it is getting hotter and the sea is shrinking in size leading to less number of people visiting this place.
Inflow water levels have been reduced to just five percent of their original volume due to the construction of dams, storage reservoirs, and pipelines. Sinkholes are appearing around the Dead Sea as the water recedes, and the body of water is shrinking by around three feet per year. And due to all this climate change, the dead sea is drying at a rate of 1 meter per year and may disappear by 2050.
This beautiful place of nature was chosen by Charles Darwin to develop his theory of evolution, meaning this place must have something special and a place you must visit. But due to severe climate change, this beautiful natural habitat is deeply affected. Increasing ocean temperatures have led to the vanishing of coral reefs, algae blooms, and extinctions of native marine species.
Also, Ecuador is a habitual nesting ground for the penguins but it may soon disappear if sea levels continue to rise. According to a report by the UN environmental body, the major reason behind this is a weather pattern known as El Nino which increases sea surface temperature. And if this goes at the current pace it is likely to eradicate the penguin habitat on the Island. To prevent this Ecuador’s management has been constructing penguin condos on land inland as well as restricting tourist traffic to its islands in preparation for this event.
It’s hard to imagine you would like to miss any of these places and their mesmerizing beauty. So why wait, come on, pack your bags for your next visit and make plans to go. Travel to these places and you won’t be disappointed and definitely come back with a lot of pleasant memories and a variety of sights. It would be a shame to miss some of the best destinations that may soon be gone. And while you are there try lending a helping hand to help save these places from climate change.